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Sugar bowl and creamer

Object Number: 
1916.9a-c
Date: 
1815-1822
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Part (creamer): 6 3/4 x 6 x 3 1/8 in. (17.1 x 15.2 x 7.9 cm) Part (sugar bowl): 9 3/8 x 7 x 4 1/4 in. (23.8 x 17.8 x 10
Marks: 
engraved: on shoulders, bodies and feet: "In memory of Samuel Jones/ Born 26 July 1734 Died 21 November 1819/ Recorder of the City of New York 1789-1797/ First Comptroller of the State of New York/ 15 March 1797 - 12 March 1800/ Bequest of his/ great gre
Description: 
Wrought silver sugar bowl with lid and creamer; oval boat-shaped bodies with gadrooning around the lower bodies; both seated on oval, stepped and molded pedestals with bands of gadrooning and a vertically applied, stamped foliate bands; pedestals on four hollow cast ball feet; lower bodies flared to stamped, vertically applied pastoral landscape bands, below convex shoulders; foliate stamped bands vertically applied around the rims; cast, squared strap handles; engraved on the shoulders, bodies and feet in the memory of, "Samuel Jones"; maker's marks on the bases.
Gallery Label: 
The presentation engravings on this sugar bowl and creamer suggest they were initially owned by the Honorable Samuel Jones (1734-1819), the first comptroller of the State of New York and a recorder of the City of New York. Although born on Long Island into a family of Loyalists, he actively supported the Continental Congress and Revolutionary cause, and was a delegate to the 1788 New York State convention that ratified the Constitution. An associate of John Pintard, Jones became an honorary member of the New-York Historical Society in his later years. It is doubtful that the set was made for Jones, who would have been in his eighth decade, and more likely that a descendant, perhaps his son, scratched his family surname on each underside.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Maria Duane Bleecker Cox
Provenance: 
Possibly owned by Honorable Samuel Jones (1734-1819), who married Cornelia Haring (d. 1821); probably to their son William Jones (1771-1853), who married Kezia Youngs (1773-1847); to their son Samuel William Jones (1791-1855), who married Maria Bowers Duane (1793-1858); to their daughter Cornelia Jones (1828-1901), who married John Bleecker Miller (1820-1861); to their daughter Maria Duane Bleecker Miller (Mrs. Wilmot Townsend Cox, 1860-1915), the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group